Posts Tagged Europe

Ecclestone trying to revive South African GP

MOSCOW (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule.

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Pope boosts Rome’s 2024 bid but warns: ‘I won’t be around’

In this photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis talks to Franciscan Capuchin preacher father Raniero Cantalamessa, at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events. But he is warning: “I won’t be around.”

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Former NBA center Milicic loses kickboxing debut

Former NBA player Darko Milicic, right, fights against Radovan Radojcin during their kickboxing match at the Soul Night of Champions, in Novi Sad, Serbia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Milicic is switching from basketball to kickboxing. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

NOVI SAD, Serbia (AP) — Former NBA center Darko Milicic, a 7-foot Serb who spent 10 years with various teams after being the second overall pick in the 2003 draft behind LeBron James, has lost his first kickboxing fight.

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IOC awards Olympic TV rights in Cuba for 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Cuba’s state broadcaster has been awarded the country’s exclusive television rights to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Italian snowboarders win inaugural WCup team event

MONTAFON, Austria (AP) — Italian snowboarders Roland Fischnaller and Nadya Ochner beat Russia in the final of the inaugural World Cup parallel slalom team event on Friday.

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